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Since his beginnings deejaying at house parties, birthdays, weddings, and nightclubs from the age of 15, Crisco Kidd has become one of the most recognized deejay's and on-air personalities in both the radio and music industries nationally and worldwide.
Crisco Kidd started his radio career in 1999 on Houston's 100.7 House Party. During his stint there, Crisco hosted events at many of the clubs in the city and deejayed parties in Cancun during the Texas Summer Breaks. In 2001, he was offered another position at KTHT Hot 97.1 doing weekends, night show stunts and mixing, a position he accepted. He became renowned for the way he put his personal stamp on club nights across the city and audiences relished the way he had fun doing it.
In 2003, he made the move to nights/mixshow coordinator in Albuquerque, NM at KKSS Kiss 97.3. His show was an immediate success, finally giving the city and state a voice and a radio personality they could identify with, and felt they knew. Anything his name was attached to was a success. This included fundraisers, mix-tapes and too many parties to name!
The diagnosis of Testicular Cancer in September of 2004 brought Crisco's radio reign and party life to a crashing halt and instead threw him into a world of surgery and Chemo Therapy. With the incredible support of his family and friends and the unforgettable love of his listeners, Crisco Kidd was able to recover and bounce back with a renewed vigor and purpose and was given the title "People's Champ!" Continuing right where he left off, on top, Crisco Kidd took the radio/music game to a whole new level in New Mexico, including winning Bumsquad DJ's - Southwest DJ of the year title and hit a 30 share in Arbitron ratings.
In 2005, Crisco Kidd accepted the offer to return to the station where it all started... KPTY Party 104.9 and later, Party 93.3. 2005 through 2009 was very successful for both the Crisco Kidd and his show, The Crisco Kidd Block Party. His bout with illness and his charitable heart made him want to get involved with and give back to the community in a meaningful way and as much as he could... from December of 2006 through 2008, he organized and hosted Crisco Kidd's Ton of Toys Drive - where he camped out in front of Walmart for 104.9/93.3 hours or until he collected a ton of toys, literally. With the help of local artists and celebrities, station listeners and people in the city, he collected over 2,000 pounds of toys for the Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Houston Area, La Rosa Family Services and The Texas Children's Assessment Center! In addition to the Locs of Love Hair Drive he hosted in 2004 and in which he donated 19" of his own hair, he held another hair drive in Nov. 2008 to benefit the Pantene Pro-V Beautiful Lengths Foundation and once again, donated another 11" of his own hair.
His outstanding radio performance, leadership within the DJ/music industry and commitment to helping the community have opened all kinds of new doors and given him so many opportunities to not only himself but for countless artists to date. He was nominated for 2006 Southwest Dj of the Year at Mixshow Power Summit and also Nominated for Rookie of the Year for 2006 Justo Mixtape Awards. He's been featured on BET's Beef series (which still airs on the FUSE network), in numerous music videos and featured in many print and online magazines and this is to just name a few. And it doesn't stop there; in 2009, Crisco took his show and what he does in a club International, djaying clubs Amsterdam/Rotterdam, Malaysia, and Thailand. But the greatest achievement Crisco is proud of is being recognized by the city he loves so much and given his own day. April 26, in Houston, TX, is now known as "Crisco Kidd's Community Care Day", a day based around the principle of Houstonians helping out others no matter how great or small the help may be.
Moving back to Albuquerque in July of 2009 and launching KAGM Power 106, the Crisco Kidd Block Party dominated the airwaves again and went number one in it's first Arbitron rated book! After a successful run in both Night and Afternoon time slots, he decided it was time for more.
2011, Crisco Kidd made the move to Los Angeles, CA to further his DJ career and to pursue other opportunities. He partnered with DJcity to create DJcity TV, helped create the Young California movement (one of the country's leading network of DJs, tastemakers & influencers in the Westcoast), has produced edits/remixes and original music in his own The Block Party studios located in Studio City, held the #1 rated night show on Q104.7 from February 2012 to March 2015, joined Cricket's STSA brand ambassador campaign, book musical guests for Playboy Radio/Tv's morning show, and more recently, partnered with H&M communications to organize multi-cultural movie promotion strategies.
In March of 2015, Crisco Kidd was presented with an opportunity to expand his brand and move back to Texas and join Cumulus Media at Dallas' new Hot 93.3 and also became the Dallas Key Account Manager for Team Hennessy Latino, the spirit industry's leading influencer program.
2016 would present Crisco with an opportunity to join heritage Hip-Hop station, KKFR Power 98.3, weekday afternoons. Since his arrival, his work ethic and drive has landed him many endorsement opportunities and his drive to help the local community has caught the attention of not only listeners but, local leaders. Not only has Phoenix been a great opportunity professionally for Crisco, he has also had many personal wins, including becoming a father to his son Phoenix J with his girlfriend Brenda, obtaining his real estate license, opening his Famous Churros restaurant, launching and partnering with multiple community organizations, running for mayor of Phoenix in the 2020 election, and returning to school for his Master's of Public Administration. After nearly six years at KKFR, he decided it was time to move in a different direction and retired with the number one rated afternoon show in the market and entered the blockchain development space, and accepted the position as Chief Media Officer and Director of Content at DevTeamSix.
As fate would have it, in May of 2022, Crisco returned to terrestrial radio and is now back in the time slot he dominated on KZCE, 101.1 The Bounce. In addition to Phoenix, the Crisco Kidd Block Party can now be heard on weekends on SiriusXM Pitbull's Globalization, giving him an estimated 4 million weekly listeners with many more social media impressions and growing!